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#1 of 20 Old 01-18-2001, 01:39 PM - Thead Starter
 
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I am using cloth diapers ever since Jerome was about two weeks old (we had to wait for his newborn covers that long) I knew going into pregnancy that that is what i wanted, and i was surprised that my husband went for it. During my pregnancy I did a lot of research (hey, if anyone needs to know the best deal, I email me [email protected])
I am using prefold diapers and I love it. Yeah, every now and then he leaks, but just if I forget to change him in time or if he decides to do his bm's for a whole week(lol). When we go to see my in-laws and stay over night we put him into disposable, and no kidding, within 10 hours he has a terrible diaper rash, which he never gets in his cloth diapers. That alone is reason for me to continue using them. And you do not believe the amount of money I save. I realize that cloths is not for everyone, but I encourage everybody to give it a try. Jerome laughs it, and it saved his little hiny once (he feel asleep on my lap while I was sewing, and I totally forgot about him being there. So when I needed to out new threat in my needle, I "stored" it in what I thought was a pillow, realizing it was his butt. Guess I have to stop working with him on my lap. But hey, they were big enough so it never touched his skin!!)
But serious, if you have questions about it, aks me, I think it is an easy way to save money, once you got used to it. And it definetely is not as hard as some people think.
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I use cloth diapers at home. And love them to. I have the same problem with the disposable diapers. I have not seen a rash yet while in the cloth. I now instead of using the disposables at night I went and brought the all in ones for night and the prefolds for daytime. I do love the cloth and how soft they are.
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I never thought about using cloth diapers on my daughter I do use them though for burpping cloths and sometimes to clean the house with!
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If you want to use cloth diapers as diapers, you should get the real got diaper service ones. The ones you use around the house are probably the gerber ones, good vor anything else but diapers. They are just not absorbent enought for that purpose.
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My husband wanted me to use cloth diapers but I am to impatient to use them. I know that it gets easier as you learn. As my grandma tells me who had 3 kids in diapers at one time. I am so afraid of pricking the poor boy. Maybe since you have great things to say about them I will try them for the next baby (whenever that may be)
I might be ruined because of disposable diapers though but I will try

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You know they also have all in one cloth diapers they work just like the disposables but they are cloth. No pens to worry about. They come with velcro although I dont recomend that because the child might pull them off. And they have the snaps. Now they got the new ons the one size fits all.
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I never used pins, much too complicated! I just use the prefold ones, you fold them in thirds, put them into a vinyl diaper cover and fasten then with velcro, easy as can be.
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I did not know that they were like that. I am still thinking of the awful pins. I have not really looked at them either. I will definatly look into it with the next baby but DH will be home from deployment then and will probably say lets just use disposable. Cause he will have to help change the diapers. With this baby on the other hand he was away on deployment and would not have to mess with it so he told me to use them.


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I don't think that we could have used cloth diapers on my daughters bottom! She has really senstive skin and she often times has really bad diaper rash from just wearing a regular diaper ! I do like to use them for burbing cloths and to clean up messes in the house!
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That is what I thought at first. Until I started to use them and noticed that my DD was not catchting a rash. I think that it is the chemicals in the disposables that cause diaper rash. With the cloth diapers you have nothing in it but what you wash them with but if you wash them good and rinse them enough you are better off. And all you have to do with the diaper service is to tell them to rinse them twice. you should try them and see how they are on your babys bottom. you just might like what you see. And what you feel( soft cotton ).
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We live in the middle of nowhere and I don't think the nearest town has a diaper service! My sister when she was born my parents used cloth diapers on her and she became allergic to them! They decided not to even try to use cloth diapers on me and I have majorly senstive skin so I usually break out to almost anything! So because of the allergic reaction I have to many things that is one major reason we don't even try to use cloth diapers on our daughter's bottom!
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that is a good reason for not using them then maybe you should stick with the disposables.
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The cloth diapers do come in hany for spitups and cleanups and as burrping cloths though!
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Yes they are really good for that. I got a whole set just for those purposes. they are cheaper than buying dish towels. Dont you think so?
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Yes I think that they are better than having to buy dish towels!
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See, I wash them myself, and that way I know what comes on my baby's bottom. At first I thought it would be a you know what, but it really is fairly easy.
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Well, I think that that is really a neat idea! But it is not something that could work for me because I have very senstive skin so anything I come in contact with I usually break out and I stay broken out for several weeks! So I just use the for spitupcloths,burrping cloths, and clean up cloths plus I have never found any real cloth diapers cheap enough to use ! The Cloth Diapers we bought are not Gerber and they are not made to use as Cloth Diapers they are made to be used as Burrping Cloths and Spitup Cloths!
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Cloth diapers dont cost that much when you think about it. If you are planning on having another baby you can use them again. That is the thing with the cloth diapers they can be used for more than one child.
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I've never used the cloth diapers, because it seemed like the cost of using a diaper service would outweight the cost of just throwing disposables away. Plus, I don't think DH (or I, for that matter) would care to have them in the house waiting to be washed.

Chances are I'm selfish, but it seems so much easier and sanitary to use disposables.
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I dont consider that selfish you just dont wantto go through all the work. It is already enough with a baby and then having to deal with the washing of the diapers that is alot of work. I have to admit that And then to sit and wait for someone to come and pick them up is another thing. I tried the diaper service but could not stand to wait a whole week for them to come and pick up diapers and drop off new ones some times she would run out of the diapers and I ended up buying diapers anyway.
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